Published on March 30th, 2017 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Honda Malaysia Celebrates Historical Achievement of 600,000th Unit Production
Honda Malaysia celebrated a historical milestone today with the production of the 600,000th unit in its local plant in Pegoh, Malacca. In the same event, the company also took delight in its 100,000 sales units achievement for the current financial year (1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017) despite the challenging market situation over the past year.
The 600,000th unit production was achieved within a span of 14 years since Honda Malaysia started its local assembly operations. Currently, the company has two production lines in this plant, the No.1 Line which started operations in 2003 and the No.2 Line that began operations in 2014.
Today, both production lines produce seven models to cater to wider customer needs, namely the Accord, City, Civic, CR-V, Jazz, HR-V and BR-V.
Equipped with advanced technologies, the Pegoh plant was built with flexible production capacity that can produce multiple models at the same time as well as shorten the waiting period for customers when there is a surge in the
bookings for certain models. For example, the waiting period for the BR-V is only one to two months despite the bookings being close to 10,000 units, which is 12 times of its monthly sales target.
Some of the latest technologies applied in the plant include the automated Smart Welding Machine to produce high rigidity body frame utilizing high quality material as well as the international standard painting facility comprising Spray Robots and Under Body Coating which improve the quality of body paint and ensure precise coating thickness.
Meanwhile, the custom-built 2.1 km test course puts every vehicle that comes out of the production line through rigorous testing to check that it passes the quality and standard, benchmarking the Malaysian roads.
The 600,000th vehicle that rolled out of the No.2 Line at the Pegoh plant was a new City, a significant and cornerstone model to Honda Malaysia. The City is an important model, being the largest sales contributor courtesy of its outstanding reception and warm welcome by Malaysians that made it the B-segment leader for two years in a row.